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standard and a few other organizations. we have been putting the chuck hagel nomination for the secretary of defense. also less partisan activities, foreign policy, try to make sure the u.s. stays strong, even though i believe president obama's policies are taking us in the wrong direction. i have talked to people about restarting a small republican guard from 1994 -- group from 1994, the project for republican future, which tried -- party was a little exhausted, the conservative movement was exhausted, it tried to reinvigorate things. it worked for gingrich. it opposed the clinton health care plan. now is the time to think about the republican future to make sure -- there are many good ideas out there, national affairs, the national review, they are publishing interesting positive policy agendas for getting us out of the whole we are in on that -- on debt, deficit, reforming health care, financial services, foreign policies. there are a lot of good young politicians. i'm not sure anybody is going around the country and talking to younker -- younger voters and officials who might want to
a bold action today with women serving on the front line or it's hagel that comes in as defense secretary. what would you like him to do? >> i think we would like the same treatment as our other service member counterparts. when we're deployed it's just as rough to take care of each other. we have to take care of the house, the bills and the dogs and our lives and the family, it's just as difficult. it was just as hard for us to say goodbye under neath the set of escalateors. we were crying. we couldn't do it in front of other people. we're asking to be treated the same. that's all we want. >> cenk: thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> cenk: we'll turn to another guest, allison robinson. thank you for joining us on "the young turks." >> great to be here, cenk, how are you? >> cenk: great, thank you. let me ask you the same question that i just asked steve and joshua. what is the next step that can help service members who were gay. >> whether it's from secretary panetta or secretary hagel. they have been sitting on this for two years where they've examined extending a a series of be
leon panetta prepares to retire and former nebraska senator chuck hagel awaits senate confirmation to take his place. carter served for more than two years as the defense acquisition chief where he drove acquisition logistics and efficiency reforms becoming deputy secretary in october 2011. dr. carter great to have you back. >> thanks, good to be here with you vago. >> something that's been making headlines is secretary panetta changing the guidance to allow women to serve in combat roles that had been closed to them at one point on a standards based sort of way. but physical fitness standards aren't the same for both sections. are you guys -- sexes. are you guys going to have to establish new standards to make sure they are up for the task? >> we're not going to change standards that matter for war fighting capability. and 237,000 now positions that used to be closed to women will now be presumptivively open to women. we are going to have to work through the implications of that. what that means and what's really and what isn't real as regards to the differences between men and wo
. >>> chuck hagel got the nod today to be the next secretary of defense. stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden both say hagel is a fine choice. hagel earned two purple hearts in the vietnam war, his confirmation hearing is set to begin thursday. >>> japan has launched two surveillance satellites to help keep an eye on north korea. defense officials are threatening to carry out a nuclear test and more long range rocket launches. the u.s. security council expanded sanctions against north korea this week and condemned the country for last month's launch. >>> 233 people killed in a nightclub fire in southeast brazil. some burned to death, some were trampled, some overcome by smoke. it happened when the jam packed nightclub suddenly caught fire aeb many of these victims didn't stand a chance. on the scene right now, rescuers are still picking through the burned rubble, cnn's shasta darlington. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent
questions about another cabinet nominee-- former republican senator chuck hagel-- tapped for secretary of defense. tennessee republican bob corker voiced concern about hagel's support for reducing u.s. nuclear weapons by 80%. >> the president has nominated he was part of a group called global zero, and for those of us who care deeply about our nuclear arsenal and modernization and that type of thing, some of the things that were authored in this report candidly are concerning. >> i will say this. i know chuck hagel, and i think he is a strong, patriotic former senator, and he will be a strong secretary of defense. >> reporter: there were no doubts expressed about kerry's own qualifications or his prospects. his confirmation to succeed hillary clinton at state is considered a virtual formality. >> brown: and we look at the kerry nomination and foreign policy challenges he'll face, with two men who've served as national security adviser to the president. zbigniew brzezinski held that position with president carter. he's now a counselor at the center for strategic and international studie
and women. >>> chuck hagels nomination to replies leon panetta. the former nebraska senator is expected to appear before the armed services committee on thursday. hagel is a republican but his nomination is opposed by interest groups from both parties. the conservative organization for americans for strong defense is running tv ads saying hagel would weaken national security. the gay rights group has used hagel as being antigay, antiwoman, and antiisrael. >>> he she is the first latino appointed to the high court. it recounts her life from bronx housing project to the federal bench. the event begins at noon at the hertz theater in san francisco. the event is sold out. >>> today you can get a preview of a popular oakland robin fair. organizers say tomorrow's preview is a must for serious white elephant shoppers. tickets are $20. sale at 33 -- 333 lancaster street. >>> getting more people on bikes getting them to share the north bay city trying to make that pap. >>> a san francisco orangutan makes a super bowl prediction from that box right there. who she says is going to win. >>> outside
, so, of course, i know who they are. >> just quickly, tell me quickly, chuck hagel, does he have your backing now? you met with him this week. >> no, but i want to see what happens in the hearing, and i think it would be important to make a judgment after that. >> are you closer than you were before? you had specific concerns. did he answer those concerns? >> not really. we had a very, i think, a good conversation. we've been friends for many years. so we'll see what happens in the hearings here. >> big news this week on lifting the ban for women in combat. >> uh-huh. >> are you a supporter of that, or are you a little worried -- >> no, no, i support it. i think women are obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. i just want to emphasize, though, there should be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military. >> and they say there will be. how about selective service? women? >> i was just going to say, i think we ought to grapple with that one. maybe -- maybe we'll draft you first, martha. >> okay. i'll v
chuck hagel is confirmed as his replacement. but i do want to make the point here, there are going to be growing pains. and we're hearing the same kinds of arguments oh, my god, you know, women are going to be integrated into the military academies. oh, my god, gays in the military. that's going to destroy unit cohesion. >> that's right. >> but those thinking soldiers, again, even the most hard-bitten combat veterans say this is inevitable. and i just want to point out what one combat trainer who is an army ranger, you know, one of the toughest jobs in the u.s. military, when i asked him, what about this argument that a 10-pound woman can't drag a 200-pound wounded comrade off the battlefield? and he looked at me and he said, how many times do you see a 130-pound man drag a 200-pound -- you know, and that's the sense of the argument. that women and men will work together just like the men work together. and the only thing different about this, while women have been drawn into combat, is this will be policy. this will be official. they will have ground combat roles. and what this wi
of chucking a doll take over as next secretary of defense -- chuck hagel to take over as the next secretary of defense. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry one step closer to becoming the next secretary of state. kerry had his confirmation hearing before the senate foreign relations committee today. he addressed a number of issues including iran, syria and climate change. kerry served on the foreign relations committee for 30 years and is expected to easily win confirmation and take over for hillary clinton in the next couple weeks. >>> president obama has nominated a tough former prosecutor to head the securities and exchange commission, mary jo white with an extensive record prosecuting white collar crime in new york. she helped put away john gotti and convicted the persons responsible for the world trade center bombing in 1983. white's nomination heads to the senate now. >>> it's a new congress and perhaps a new opportunity to achieve statehood for the district of columbia. delaware senator tom carper introduced a bill to make d.c. the 51st state. three fellow democrats co- sponsored th
secretary of state in chuck hagel and john kerry who are known for favoring a light footprint. do you think that they are going to take the action that you believe is needed? >> well, i look forward to raising these questions with them when i get a chance to attend their confirmation hearings in the case of senator john kerry or to meet with him in person in the case of senator hagel. i met this morning with senator kerry to give him an update on this trip. a number of the senators who were on the trip with me met with him, and i am determined that we make certain that the united states invests in the kind of forward leaning relationship in africa that will take the fight to al qaeda in africa and that will invest in stability in countries where if we don't partner with them effectively, they may slip into the kind of state that mali's in now. just a few short years ago, mali was viewed as a stable, democratic ally of the united states and it's come unwound fairly quickly. i chaired a hearing on december 5th to look at mali and to look at the situation there and try and raise its profile. i
for his next secretary of defense, chuck hagel, on capitol hill. >> the president, with a big smile. same, big, gregarious charm on the platform. >> as you were talking about the clinton foundation, president carter's work, as well, president obama will have to start thinking what he will do in his postpresidency. matthew dowd, talk about president george w. bush. he also has set up a foundation in texas. >> one of the things that immediately happened afterwards, was the decision where the presidential library is. what initiative do you want to be in, postpresidency. and how do you want to conduct yourself in the aftermath of your presidency? and that's a huge part of what goes into the next four years. >> crowd gathering on the mall right there. >> again, we urge all of you to bring your families in to watch because an inauguration speech is not just another speech. i want to go to mark updegrove right now. as you watch, as a historian. mark? >> the inauguration speech is an opportunity to address the nation and to give your vision. not only to the nation, but to the world, about what yo
against him if that, but he will be different next week when chuck hagel is the nominee for the defense secretary. that will be a lot more brutal as far as the q&a given his controversial positions. i suspect that hagel will be confirmed as well. >> let's talk about the two key personnel moves we are awaiting the announcement of at the white house about to come from the white house. tell us about that. >> mary jo white in new york spent years as the u.s. attorney and she is very, very tough. the president is going to nominate her to head the sec securities and exchange commission. that's going to be a major, major responsibility. this lady is very forceful in going after wrong doers. richard who has been the director of the consumer financial protection bureau as a recess appointment. he is going to be renominated for a full appointment by the period to the agency and tries to protect consumers. it was controversial the first time. we will see what happens now that the president has been reelected and bring both before the cameras right now and make this announcement. two very important
appointed both senator john kerry and chuck hagel, internationalists, capable people who really know what they're talking about. second, the administration began lifting by c-17 aircraft french soldier swoz maulo monday. we're providing logistical and intelligence support. and third the administration i think has done very well in engaging egypt. and as we talk, jeffrey, about the stability of the middle east, egypt is the keystone country and a lot is going wrong in egypt but a lot is going right. elected government has kept the peace agreements, the camp david accords with israel and has a working relationship with the united states. i'm worried about a lot of these trends in the middle east-- we haven't even talked about the civil war? syria-- but i do think the administration is focused on this. the president has a working relationship with president mohammed morsi. israel has to meet a lot of these tests. they'll need american support. and i think we are seeing an engaged, sophisticate administration at work. >> brown: all this, of course, danielle pletka, goes to the sort of continu
be negative about it. this is interesting, panetta is leaving this legacy for hagel to pick up and we will hear plenty about it when hagel gets grilled by the senate. i think hagel has no answer at the moment because it's a question, lifting the ban, imming it. it's one thing to implement the ban and something else to make it work. you can bet the senate will ask hagel, how will you make it work, senator and he won't have an answer. >> by that time hopefully he will have an answer. colonel jack jacobs. good to see you. savannah. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton returns to capitol hill with heated questions about the terror attack on benghazi, libya. andrea hitmitchell has this sto. >> introduce iing john kerry toe senate confirmation hearing he chaired. it's a safe bet he will get a better reception than the hostile reception they gave hillary clinton on benghazi. after nearly five hours of gruelling testimony, clinton showed rare public emotion talking about the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three others in benghazi. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's
in that regard. >> absolutely. i know chuck hagel. i think he is a strong, patriotic former senator and he will be a strong secretary of defense. i have dealt with him and and number of forays. he has been head of the atlantic council, some of the things and efforts to color senator hagel's approach on some of these things cannot do justice. i am going to come to it. i think it is important to think about it. when that initiative came out and we began to hear about the people who said let's get no nuclear-weapons, i scratch my head. i said how is that going to work? i find it hard to think how you can get down to a number in today's world. henry kissinger, jim baker, james schlesinger, many others have all agreed with that as a goal for the world. it is an aspiration. we should always be aspirational. but it is not something that can happen in today's world nor could any leader today sit here or in any other chair and promote the notion that we should be cutting down our deterrent levels before inadequate levels to maintain deterrence. the military has strong views about what that is. we h
with great fashion. >> who are they? >> mr. jack lew for treasury. mr. charles hagel for defense. mr. john kerry for secretary of state. and mr. john brennen of virginia for -- there you go. >> great. >> thank you very much, everybody. look forward to it. >> a very skilled event. i can get you one, man. >> this is a nice one. and that's yours. >> that one actually costs something, harry. >> so what we just witnessed, i think, harry reid was going to help himself to one of the ceremonial pens and the president did him one better by taking one of the, quote, nice ones out of his pocket and handing it to the senator fr nevada. just to review, the president was joking about these nominations all going through in front of the republican leadership, which will have a big say in that. brennan to cia. hagel to the pentagon, kerry to the state department and is lew as chief of staff. andrea mitchell, back outside. >> as people are leaving here, those nominations are pretty much expected to go through. of course, chuck hagel has been the most controversial. but this is really a cabinet and our frien
see the president. the trademark whether it is chuck hagel, somebody he likes, controversial to some. new chief of staff, dennis mcdonough. comfort zone. when you bring in a new team, the question is, is it an a-team? if form is it an a-team peshsly you are trying to get things done early on? is there a burnout? it is a huge challenge for any second-term president to make sure that dashes especially -- ones that decided to stay, are you sure you have the energy? >> a lot of musical chairs. it is not all new. it is -- a lot of the same team, just in new jobs. if there is burnout, they would be feeling it. the vice president. you were mentioning the first lady. we talked about what she's wearing. one thing i would add is that we are reporting that she will take on some new role in the next term and that is a little bit more of a political role that she will be promote something of the president's political agenda a bit more than we saw in the first term. >> that's interest. >> that she -- and i would be interested to see how she will do it. i would imagine it would be very delicate, ju
-- if as many predict that defense secretary spot will be occupied by chuck hagel, then why start him out with any kind of controversy just get it done. give him a clean start. >> bill: right. theory is, the joint chiefs in a letter to the secretary said "the time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service." that's what the generals are saying. your thoughts on combat, lifting the ban on women serving in combat. it's going to happen a little bit later today. 1-866-55-press. talking with lynn sweet washington bureau chief of the "chicago sun times." speaking of women in combat, secretary of state hillary clinton, i just want to play, dan, the one clip when this summed it up. she was attacked by rand paul and john mccain and by ron johnson of wisconsin which is very tough very patient. ron johnson finally got under her skin and she fired back. >> again, we were misledsh there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that. an assault sprang out of that. that was easily ascertained that that was
of this still on the table. so panetta knows and chuck hagel was supporting him. they know they have to do this somewhat gradually. >> thank you. appreciate it. >>> this guy, diplomatic trouble shooter, decorated war veteran john kerry on top to be america's top diplomat. the senate foreign relations committee is holding a hearing on the nomination to become secretary of state. kerry talked about how his military experience in vietnam has shaped his views. >> i want all of us to keep in our minds as i think we do the extraordinary men and women in uniform who are on the front lines even as we meet here today. the troops at war who helped protect america i can pledge to you that as a veteran of war i will always carry the consequence for our decisions in my mind and be grateful that we have such extraordinary people to back us up. >> want to bring in our foreign affairs correspondent. kerry it seems like is ready made for the job. this is something where he got the nod after you had susan rice withdrawing her own nomination from consideration. this is someone who has wanted something more t
. -- what message that would send. host: we will cover the hearing with senator hagel next week as well. senator kerrey today live, 10:00 p.m. eastern time on c-span and from of the -- 10 a.m. eastern on c-span in front of the senate foreign relations committee. independent caller named richard, good morning. caller: good morning. what strikes me about this administration is that we do not know what his policy is -- i'm talking about president obama. the secretary of state hillary clinton, when she was addressing congress yesterday and asked about why they blamed the attack on ben ghazi and the ambassadors on some ngo maker she said, what does it matter? the truth does not matter to these people. their objectives are unclear. leon panetta said to congress that we no longer take direction from congress as far as war and hostilities are concerned. we will take it from nato and the u.n. to, clearly a violation of the constitution. host: any reaction? guest: that is over the top because nobody in the a restoration has ever said they would ignore congress and only listen to the u.n. and nato
, perhaps, from people who have served especially in a mays lik place like vietnam. chuck hagel and john kerry if they get through, i think chuck hailing's nomination is going to be a lot bumper than john kerry's. martha: do you think that is the strategy to go through some of the more easier, and deal with the others down the road. >> reporter: yeah, and john brennan for cia is going to be a lot about benghazi, a lot about the drone program, and a lot of questions that we likely are going to be very interested in hearing in that hearing. martha: absolutely. bret, thank you very much. >> reporter: you got it. martha: see you tonight. bill: i can't remember the last time we saw theresa hines kerry. it's been a longtime. martha: yes it has. bill: you reached out to a number of senators. what did they tell but this hearing and what we can expect? >> reporter: they seem to think that essentially john kerry shares the president's philosophy, and so it's the privilege of the president to get a cabinet team around him essentially that will carry out his wishes, and so they felt like he has plen
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